Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Rumor: Microsoft Will Launch A New Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription

Xbox Live Gold UK Membership Fee Set to Increase Next Month Microsoft might roll Xbox Live and Game Pass into one big subscription
Cecil Davis | 07 April, 2019, 22:32

Starting today, you can play blockbuster games like; Shadow of the Tomb Raider, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, Rocket League, Shadow of Mordor, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and more.

Microsoft has advised anyone with queries to contact its Xbox support team.

Microsoft have confirmed that it's raising the price of an Xbox Live Gold subscription for United Kingdom users, according to an article from Gamespot.

Xbox Game Pass members will get access to the full Bedrock version of Minecraft. Heck, why not buy a few so you don't have to pay the increased price for many years yet?

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The new Xbox Game Pass tier is supposedly slated to hit alongside a new model of the Xbox One S that ditches the optical disc drive and is geared toward streaming and downloading. That strategy has grown tremendously with the introduction of Xbox Game Pass, a self-described "Netflix for games" that offers access to over 100 Xbox titles. Plus, there's a 10% discount in every in-game purchase you get through this service.

What does this mean for the Xbox ecosystem?

For those considering subscribing, now is the best time to pick up an annual card before the new pricing goes into effect next month.

More so, the Microsoft Store already became a unified forefront for both Xbox devices and Windows computers.

Microsoft has experimented with Xbox bundling services before. Even though it might seem silly for Microsoft to include one of its most popular games in an admittedly low-priced subscription service, the company likely saw the potential to pick up some Marketplace sales from people who otherwise would have never bought Minecraft outside of Game Pass. Combine that with the fact that Minecraft might actually drive some Game Pass subscriptions on its own, and we've got a smart money move on the part of Microsoft. Unfortunately, this offer was limited, but that shows us that they were trying to test the demand for subscriptions.